10 * Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
and she will greatly enrich his life.
all the days of her life.
and busily spins it.
bringing her food from afar.
and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
a hard worker.
her lamp burns late into the night.
her fingers twisting fiber.
and opens her arms to the needy.
for everyone has warm* clothes.
She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
where he sits with the other civic leaders.
and sashes to sell to the merchants.
and she laughs without fear of the future.
and she gives instructions with kindness.
and suffers nothing from laziness.
Her husband praises her:
but you surpass them all!”
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.
31:21 As in Greek and Latin versions; Hebrew reads scarlet.